Why drink raw milk?
Or, perhaps you are asking why anyone would make raw milk gummies?
I’m going to tell you that when we were kids, we used to go to the farm next to our house and drink raw milk from the bulk tank of the farm. Fast forward 30 years later, and our family of 7 relies on raw milk weekly from a local organic dairy in our area.
We feel very thankful to have access to raw milk here in Arizona – it’s wonderful for supporting a healthy immune system, it’s full of rich, living enzymes and vitamins that are in their full, true form. If you are intolerant to dairy, raw milk is definitely a great option for you– since it hasn’t been pasteurized, it has the lactase enzyme that allows the milk to be easily digested and assimilated into your body.
Our kids love milk – and while many other kids might ask for juice or water, when mine need to quench their thirst, they ask for milk. It’s a beautiful thing.
These gummy bears are made by heating the milk ever so slightly (not much!) along with maple syrup, cinnamon, and grassfed gelatin.
My smallest love to snack on gummy bears through the day and this is such a great way to help support a healthy immune system through the fall and winter months. Peruse Amazon for a fun silicone mold -bears and LEGO blocks work incredibly well for our kids, but there are so many more.
Here are some tips that you will need to follow when making gummy snacks at home:
When using gelatin, do not heat the liquid to boiling – you want the liquid warm, but not too hot. If it’s too hot, the gummies won’t set.
You will need to use between 2-3 Tbsp of gelatin per 1 C. of liquid – anything less and they won’t set properly in the mold. There is no reason to grease your silicone molds – if you use sufficient gelatin, the gummy snacks will pop right out. If you are using a baking dish, however, then you do need to grease prior to pouring in the liquid.